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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
son of dominican immigrants. >> [applause] >> president obama today nominated tom perez to be the next labor secretary. he currently is the assistant attorney general heading the justice departments civil rights decision. if approved perez will take over the position from hilda who resigned in january. he has the backing of organized labor groups but could face opposition from republicans because he played a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime postal offici
Mar 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
legal. she said when president obama changed his stance on gay marriage it went a long way in winning people over. >> i think when he changed his mind, i think he was saying that you know i know friends and family members that are lbgt and there's no reason why they shouldn't have the same rights as i do. >> reporter: but that argument hasn't convinced everyone. we spoke to people here in walnut creek who are against overturning proposition 8 but didn't want to go on camera. some wouldn't give us an opinion at all. still others were undecided. many said the same sex marriage debate could be more contentious away from urban areas in other parts of the country. >> in california i think we have an abundance of openly gay people so we're much more used to it. it's just normal for us. versus you know like maybe in another location people are not out of the closet quite yet. >> reporter: it's interesting both supporters and opponents of same sex marriage say a lot of the work needs to be done here in the suburbs with the debate is very contentious. live in walnut creek, sal castaneda, ktvu
Mar 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
between our nations. >> what kind of welcome president obama is getting on his first visit to israel. steve paulson is up in a few minutes to see if any more rain will be squeezed out of this system. >>> a pricey problem onburg, the big -- on b.a.r.t. the big effort to keep pigeons away. >>> highway 237 to interstate 880 express lanes generated $900,000 in tolls in the first year or 300,000 more than projected. revenue from the 680 lane was almost $200,000 higher than expected. all of this extra cash could help pay for more express lanes to be built. new lanes could be coming to 880, 580 in livermore, 680 in contra costa county and 880 south of leandro. >>> and president obama is pledging unwavering support for israel. he received a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv earlier today. that was followed by a tour of israel's iron dome missile defense system. he met behind closed doors with shim mon peres. they also a -- shim mon per -- shimon peres. >> in this work, the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. >> the president is meeting with benjam
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